Richard Garand

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The Time Teddy Roosevelt Was Shot in the Chest, Then Gave a Speech Anyway

On October 14, 1912—105 years ago today—Theodore Roosevelt was on the campaign trail in Milwaukee, running for another term. It was a tough race: …

Why millions love Elise Andrew's science page

Elise Andrew is "overwhelmed" and "blown away" when she looks at the Facebook page she created as a jape and which has nearly 7 million likes and more than 3 million "talking abouts" and fans including evolutionary biologist and writer Richard Dawkins and TV host Bill Nye, "the science guy".<p>I …

Bill Nye Returns To Science Entertainment

Bill Nye, who gained a cult following as the Science Guy, has a new web series, a collaboration with NASA <i>Why with Nye</i>. He joins host Rachel Martin to talk about the new series.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>No one knows science quite like the Science Guy.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW THEME SONG)<p>MARTIN: Now, …

Nobel Prizes and Science: Theory, experiment, chicken, egg

Theory can sometimes seem to be a long way ahead of experiment. Forty-eight years passed between the postulation of the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism (by which particles could have mass yet still respect the symmetries required of a reasonable quantum field theory), and the discovery of the Higgs …

40 Years Of U.S. Nutrition Data Is "Fatally Flawed" and "Physiologically Implausible"

Turns out people lie about how much garbage they eat. Even to the government.<p>A new study from researchers at the University of South Carolina took a closer look at the numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES. NHANES surveys Americans to find out what they've …

Clio Barnard: why I'm drawn to outsiders – interview

Back in 2010, when Clio Barnard was shooting her first feature film, <i>The Arbor</i>, on the Buttershaw estate in Bradford, a young local lad caught her eye. "I first saw him when he was just 14, when I went to Buttershaw to do a workshop at a school," she recalls. "There was just something about him that …

Nobody's Daughter Haewon – review

Reading on a mobile? Click here to watch trailer<p>Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo has made 14 feature films and earned international awards recognition, including an Un Certain Regard win at Cannes in 2010 and a couple of Silver Bear nominations in Berlin. Remarkably, his films have so far …